Updated:  15 November 2007

Geoscience Australia Databases (not online)

This page is an index of Geoscience Australia's database that are not online. For access to these database please contact Geoscience Australia.

Fossil collection (PALEO) The PALEO database contains information about Geoscience Australia's fossil collection, including: specimen details, field notes, species identification, age, location and map information, ecology, biostratigraphy, bibliographical information, nomenclature status and storage details. Data are used for curation purposes, and the database is a valuable source for biostratigraphic details also.
Paleomagnetic Database (PALPOLES) The PALPOLES database contains results for palaeomagnetic poles, including: pole position, pole age, geological unit and bibliographical information. Data are collected from scientific publications, theses and reports. Note that the Australian set of information has more detail than the Australian entries appearing in the Global set.
Seismic Reflection Surveys Database The Seismic Reflection Database contains seismic reflection surveys covering basins throughout Australia. The majority of these surveys are on the Australian mainland, but early work in the Antarctic and early marine work in the Timor Sea is included.
Australian Petroleum Accumulations (APA) The Australian Petroleum Accumulations (APA) is a database that supports the APA publication series. This database contains information on petroleum fields including: area of closure, trap types, reservoir and seal characteristics, and recovery and production status. Data are recorded as part of regional studies. APA is linked to the PEDIN database.
Marine Non-seismic Database (MARDAT) The Marine Non-seismic Database (MARDAT) contains digital files of navigation, bathymetry, gravity and magnetic fields. The files are organised in two categories: the first is indexed by seismic shot and the second by time. The latter includes both the seismic and non-seismic parts of each survey.
Marine Data Index (MARSTOR) MARSTOR is a marine meta-database which has information on physical data collected since 1965, along with output from the processing of these data. This database is for the management of marine data and includes: the Continental Margins Survey (1970-1973), Continental Margins Program (1985 - present), Southwest Pacific (SOPAC) data, data from cooperative surveys, and some private company data. Digital field-tapes of seismic, navigation, gravity, magnetic and bathymetric data are included, along with all support-data in paper form. Processed geophysical and navigation data in digital, map and stacked-section forms are incorporated also. MARSTOR was formerly known as MINDEX.
Public summary of confidential petroleum reserves (RESERVES) The RESERVES database contains confidential data on Australia's oil and gas reserves. A public summary is generated from the database every 6 months.
Mineral deposits, prospects and occurrences (OZMIN) OZMIN is a database on mineral deposits in Australia, including: major mines that are currently operating, major historic mines, undeveloped mineral deposits, production and resource figures, updates for existing deposits and details about recent discoveries are contained in the database. Information is comprehensively compiled using the published literature and there is Australia-wide coverage for more than 50 commodities, including coal. Generally, the deposits listed are based on a minimum deposit size. Data can be retrieved and analysed alongside the spatial data contained in geographic information systems (GIS). OZMIN is linked to the OZROX Database and the Geoscience AustraliaREFS database.
Field Geology Database (OZROX) The OZROX database contains field geology information such as: site details, outcrop data, details on measured sections, drill hole logs, lithology, sample data, structural observations, OZROX acts as the hub for a number of sample-centred laboratory databases. It links with the OZCHRON, OZCHEM, RTMAP and PETROG databases, along with the Stratigraphic Names, Geological Provinces and Geological Time Scale databases. There are links with Geoscience AustraliaREFS, STRATDAT and PEDIN also.
Microscopic observations of rocks (PETROG) The PETROG database contains microscope-scale observations obtained from polished and transparent thin-sections. Quantitative data includes volume estimates for: minerals and groundmass (igneous/metamorphic rocks), clasts, matrix and cement (sedimentary rocks). Descriptive data includes: lithology, textures, alteration types, site information, sample numbers, bibliographical information. Some of this data is available online through the Virtual Centre for Fluid Inclusions
Regolith Terrain Mapping Database (RTMAP) The RTMAP database contains information about the Australian regolith. Data is divided into two parts: field-site details and mapping-unit details. Data includes: field sites, location, description, zone type, thickness and depth, samples collected, mapping units, unit summary, relevant maps, landforms, bedrock lithology, drainage, weathering and geomorphic processes.
Australian Landslides Database (LANDSLIDES) The LANDSLIDES database contains information on landslides that have been recorded in Australia since 1842. Data is used in risk assessments and to raise awareness about landslides and their impacts.
World Earthquakes Database (QUAKES) The QUAKES database contains seismic parameters for earthquakes going back to historical times. Australian events are entered into the database on a monthly basis, while details of overseas events are downloaded from the International Seismological Centre annually.
Seismological Stations The Seismological Stations Database contains a list of seismological stations, and their names, locations and instrument types. Stations from around the world are included in this database.
Tsunami Observations (TSUNAMI) The TSUNAMI database records events mainly along the Australian coastline. Events that have occurred since the tsunami caused by the 1868 Chilean earthquake are included. TSUNAMI is linked to the QUAKES database and contains details such as: trigger source, date/timing, observation locations.
Geoscience AustraliaREFS (Bibliographical References) Geoscience Australia REFS provides the bibliographic references required by other Geoscience Australia databases. The database is a union between the tightly-controlled GEODX stratigraphic bibliography and the tables that can be entered by internal users.
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